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Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

(OP)
Hello! We have a problem with an old version of Cobol (Version 2.5). Basically, up 'till now we've been running Cobol on a Windows 98 machine. However, we need to upgrade that machine to Windows 2000 Professional and still be able to use Cobol. I have copied the entire Cobol environment over to an existing W2000 machine for testing before upgrading the W98 machine. However, I have run into a problem where when I test a program compilation an error message occurs stating the "Cobol run time library not installed."

I have checked the Path statements in the Autoexec.nt file & it appears to be correct. Is there a process to go through to install the run time library or is this caused by W2000's DOS handling?

RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

Could you say version 2.5 of whose COBOL?

Betty Scherber
Brainbench MVP for COBOL II
http://www.brainbench.com

RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

(OP)
Betty,
It's Micro Focus Cobol/2 I beleive.

RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

Does anyone have a solution for this problem?

RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

With NT variants you can't rely on config.sys and autoexec.bat.  I had luck in the past making them config.dos and autoexec.dos.  However, the best thing to do is to set the values in the system manager and be done with it.  I don't have Win2K here in front of me and I know they moved all this stuff around, but with NT it is:

Control Panel/System/Environment Tab -- I think you can figure the rest out from there.


RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

Hi,

sometimes it helps to use the

FORCEDOS

command.

Regards,

   Crox

RE: Cobol run-time library on W2000Pro

Still no luck guys. Still getting the same error message:

   "Cobol run time library not installed."

Is there some sort of install routine I need to run?
I know when we moved Cobol over to a Win98 machine a couple of years ago, it was just a matter of copying the files accross to the new system and changing the Path statement in the Autoexec.bat file.

I have noticed that I get exactly the same error if I try to run Cobol itself, ie Cobol.exe.

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